Sporting goods retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) will be reporting results tomorrow before market hours. Here's what investors should know.
Last quarter Dick's reported revenues of $3.22 billion, up 3.6% year on year, missing analyst expectations by 0.5%. It was a weak quarter for the company. Dick's revenue fell just short of expectations while its EPS and EBITDA missed analysts' estimates by a wide margin due to inventory shrinkage (due to clerical error, goods being damaged, lost, or stolen), which decreases profits.
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This quarter analysts are expecting Dick's's revenue to decline 0.5% year on year to $2.95 billion, a deceleration on the 7.7% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $2.46 per share.
The analysts covering the company have been growing increasingly bearish about the business heading into the earnings, with revenue estimates seeing six downwards revisions over the last thirty days.The company only missed Wall St's revenue estimates once over the last two years, and has on average exceeded top line expectations by 3.7%.
Looking at Dick's's peers in the apparel and footwear retail segment, some of them have already reported Q3 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. TJX delivered top-line growth of 9% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 1.4% and Gap reported revenue decline of 6.7% year on year, exceeding estimates by 4.4%. TJX traded down 2.6% on the results, and Gap was up 8%.
There has been positive sentiment among investors in the apparel and footwear retail segment, with the stocks up on average 8% over the last month. Dick's is up 11.9% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $130.5, compared to share price of $118.5.
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